Daniel Doligkeit started his academic career at the University of Bonn in Germany, where he specialized in Human Nutrition in the study program Nutrition and Food Sciences. For his bachelor thesis, Daniel conducted a systematic literature review investigating the cardiometabolic effects in response to low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets in healthy volunteers and patients with type 2 diabetes. After successfully completing his bachelor, Daniel enrolled in the master program Biomedical Sciences at Maastricht University to specialize in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism.
As part of this two-year program, Daniel participated in two internships where he helped conduct human intervention studies. In his first internship under supervision by Prof. Lucas van Loon at the Muscle Metabolism Laboratory in Maastricht, Daniel wrote a thesis about improving the skeletal muscle anabolic effects of soy protein by adding the amino acid leucine. For his second internship, Daniel joined the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Group where he focussed on the nutritional stimulation of brown adipose tissue and mitochondrial function in skeletal muscle.
After successfully finishing his Master of Science, Daniel was awarded an ENERGISE MSc student grant. His current project revolves around the circadian rhythmicity of coagulation markers, which he investigates under supervision from Prof. Matthijs Hesselink and Prof. Patrick Schrauwen from DMRG as well as Prof. Frits Rosendaal from the University of Leiden.